Welcome to golden, grassy hillside fields in Orange County, Southern California. Nothing better than getting to shoot locally in my old college town of Irvine. It was so refreshing to capture change, growth, and love in a very simple, natural, and pure setting. Jorge & Sarah are good friends of mine and fellow photographers! In 2018, we met and I distinctly remember they asked if I could be on call for photographing the delivery of their first-born, Goldie. I was so honored. Unfortunately, I was on a flight to Madrid that year on the exact day Goldie was born and managed to take photos in the hospital anyway. Looking back at these photos, she has grown up so fast and is about to be a big sister.
I was thrilled when the Macias family asked me to photograph a maternity / family session and we decided to meet halfway in-between our homes in Orange County. They love golden, grassy California hills and we were able to have perfect weather in February and glowy light. We also managed to photograph some photos on my film camera on Portra 400 on my Canon AE-1. They were so easy to work with. My favorite family sessions are when families just let kids be: laughing, hugging, jumping. No need to tell anyone to look at the camera or smile or point. These memories will live forever: in journals, on walls, in albums and I hope to make many more memories for mothers and fathers in the near future. Young or old, anyone can benefit from documenting their family as they are in present day. Life is short, things are always changing, and life throws curveballs. If you live in San Diego, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, or Los Angeles, book a session and freeze a tiny moment in time.